Wednesday, May 13, 2009

206 and counting down

I'll add the recipes for these cookbooks later today, but for now just wanted to upload the pics, of these I've made dishes from and blogged about....

an update: I've added a recipe or two...... (click on the recipe title to go to the original post)

....from my own personal collection.

Hot Buttered Rum Cheesecake with Brown Sugar Rum Sauce
from the Betty Crocker Fall Baking 2009 edition.
It was a really good cheesecake. I've come to the conclusion that anything with rum sauce is good.
And cheesecake stands alone, so how could it have failed?

Cooking from Quilt Country. Hearty Recipes from Amish and Mennonite Kitchens.

Pat in Pan Pie Crust #1

Pat in Pan Crust #2

Pat in Pan #3

Corned Beef Hash

from the Complete Book of Irish Cooking.

Bourbon BBQ'd Rib-eye steaks and Jalepeno Pepper Creamed Spinach

I love creamed spinach and this is one of the best! I realize that a lot of people would cringe at the thought of creamed spinach,'s good.
And the steaks? Mmmmmm.....mmmmmmm good.
These two cookbooks have a lot of good recipes for grilling and outdoor get togethers. I can not ever get rid of these two. I use them often.

211 and counting down

A couple of years ago, I read "Julie and Julia" and was so impressed with her story of actually cooking EVERYTHING in one cookbook.
So, I decided to cook from every cookbook I own. That was a couple of years ago. It didn't go anywhere.
I didn't realize I was not a "goal" oriented person. Well, I did. I guess I knew that about myself..... LOL

So, this year, I decided to do it again. I'm off to a slow start, but I'm going to do it.

This was the first cookbook of my goal this year. (I'm completely out of order... but once I catch up with the remaining 4, I'll be in order from then on.) You can click on each recipe to go to the original post.

Southern Living Christmas Cookbook.
While looking thru this cookbook, I wrote down a list of things I want to try. I guess I can't get rid of this cookbook for a while.

Pasta with Broccoli and Sausage.
It was a good dish.

Monday, May 4, 2009

218 Cookbooks and Counting down

Update 5/13/09
I probably should be writing the date I made a recipe and what it was.
I will do that now.

I own 218 cookbooks.
This is my record of making a recipe from each and every one...

Seasoned with Love. A cookbook put together by my sons' elementary school in 1991.
I, of course, (I say of course, because I'm compulsive like that. It's not that I had an OUSTSANDING recipe in every category. LOL ) entered a recipe in every category, but I found a "German Pancake" Recipe that isn't mine, which we all love in this cookbook, and I make it over and over and over. I can't get rid of this has everybody's tried and true!

German Pancakes.

Readers Digest, Extraordinary Meals from ordinary ingredients.

I bought this one in December 2008. I bought it for my son for part of his Christmas present. He is my oldest, married 18 months at this time and he calls me wanting to know how to cook this and how to cook that... he's the only one of mine who shows an interest in cooking. So I bought him this gift. And then I went back and bought myself one. looked like there was some good stuff in there! (I'm impulsive...YIKES)

I made a Bourbon and Rootbeer glaze for pork spareribs from this cookbook. It really does have good recipes from ordinary ingredients. I can't get rid of it.

Bourbon and Rootbeer Glaze

The Splendid Table's How to Eat Supper". On Sunday afternoons, on NPR, I sometimes will be able to catch Lynne Rossetto Kasper's "The Splendid Table". If not, I subscribe to the Podcasts and down load them onto my Mp3 player, my Zune. And then I walk and listen to the most wonderful radio program about food and cooking. From this cookbook, I made "Pan-Crisped Deviled eggs on French lettuce leaves". I made them to go along with the "root beer" ribs. It was an interesting little experiment for "fry" my deviled eggs. And then lay them atop some nice greens. They were fine, but my family thought I was crazy. I love The Splendid Kitchen so much, that I can't get rid of this cookbook.

Pan Crisped Deviled Eggs.